Dr. Kirk E. Whetstone

Dr. Kirk E. Whetstone

Physiatrist at OhioHealth Neurological Physicians

Meet Dr. Kirk E. Whetstone

Dr. Whetstone is an OhioHealth Medical Spine Specialist who provides a full spectrum of non-surgical care for spine conditions. Dr. Whetstone is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Interventional Pain Management. His clinic provides a “home base” for patients with back, neck, arm, leg and buttock symptoms that originate in the spine and nearby body structures including hip, shoulder, and muscle. Examples of common conditions that Dr. Whetstone treats include: neck pain, back pain, muscle strain, radiculopathy (commonly referred to as sciatica when in the leg), spinal stenosis, piriformis syndrome, hip pain, and regional myofascial pain. Some people may need tests such as X-rays, MRI, blood tests, or a nerve and muscle test (EMG) to better understand what may be the source of the problem. Dr. Whetstone then works to create an individual treatment plan for each person. Treatments often can include spine education, rehab planning, exercise planning, aquatic therapy, lifestyle modification (weight loss, diet change), complementary treatments (massage, spinal manipulation, acupuncture). In addition, Dr. Whetstone performs joint and spine injections (e.g. epidural steroid, facet joint, radiofrequency, SI joint). He also performs dry needling which is a treatment for muscle pain and trigger points that utilizes acupuncture needles. Some patients may require evaluation by a spine surgeon and Dr. Whetstone can help facilitate referral to one of his trusted neurosurgery partners.

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Your "home base" for spine care. Start here for access to the many treatment options provided by OhioHealth related to the health of your neck and back.

Directions to our primary location in

Columbus, OH

How Dr. Kirk E. Whetstone Can Help You


  • Physiatrist

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Acute Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Coccydynia
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Foot Drop
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament strain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Muscle Pain / Muscle Strain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporotic Compression Fractures
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Post Surgery Functional Problems
  • Regional Myofascial Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Whiplash Injury


  • Acupuncture
  • Behavioral Modification
  • Bracing
  • Caudal Injections
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Diet And Nutritional Counseling
  • Dry Needling
  • EMG / Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Ergonomics and posture
  • Exercise
  • Facet Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Facet Rhizotomy Injections
  • Facet rhizotomy
  • Heat / Ice Therapy
  • Hip Joint Injections
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
  • Knee Injections
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Massage therapy
  • Medial Branch Nerve Blocks
  • Muscle stimulation
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Non-Surgical Treatment and Diagnosis
  • Orthotics
  • Peripheral Joint and Muscular Injections
  • Sacrococcygeal Injections
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Shoulder Injections
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • TENS
  • Transforaminal Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections

Accolades for Dr. Kirk E. Whetstone

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellowship, Non-Surgical Spine Medicine

Professional Affiliations

  • OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Board Certified, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Interventional Pain Management

Office Information for Dr. Kirk E. Whetstone

3555 Olentangy River Road
Suite 2001
Columbus, OH 43214
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Primary Location:

3555 Olentangy River Road
Suite 2001
Columbus, OH 43214

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